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We offer management consulting services to clients throughout the forest products value chain, from resource providers to end users. Our unique experience allows us to recognise relevant driving forces and assess their impact on client business. We help clients capture strategic opportunities and avoid pitfalls.

One main area of our expertise lies in strategy formulation and execution regarding raw materials, markets and products. For instance, we help our clients find new business prospects in raw materiel procurement or better predict the competitive environment.

Another main area of our skills is to combine our leading-edge industry expertise and management consulting know-how with the best practices in the fields of sustainable ecosystem management and biodiversity protection such as supporting our clients in forest management and chain of custody certification.

Recent study:
Billion hectares of land have potential for forest restoration

We complement the skill set of client organisations with our wide and deep industry specific perspective. Our working methods range from technical analysis to process facilitation and from sparring to scenario workshops. We work well on every level of client organisations. With our unique understanding of the whole forest industry cluster, we can interpret trends or nuances in client business landscapes.


You can find some historical background information about central Eurpoean forestry here

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2017-03-20 07:19 |

A planning mission to Cameroon's community forests by the CoNGOs project team found the Baka people brimming with business ideas, but needing a little help from their friends.

The road from Lomié to Djoum in Southeast Cameroon is red and rutted. It is known as the Dja circuit, and completing the circuitous route takes over eight hours in a 4x4. 

Along the road's dusty-red forest edges are Baka communities (formerly called Pygmies). Most live in red clay houses, although...

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2017-03-20 06:13 |

A Q&A with researcher Anne Larson on the changing conditions of rights and resources in discussion at the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference

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2017-03-20 01:40 |

Presentation by Maria Brockhaus, Professor of International Forest Policy at the University of Helsinki, Finland, at a workshop on ‘Sharing insights across REDD+ countries: Opportunities and obstacles for effective, efficient, and equitable REDD+ carbon and non-carbon results’, held from 21-23 February 2017 in Naypyidaw, Myanmar. Forests, Climate Change and REDD+: A brief introduction from Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

The post...

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2017-03-19 14:55 |

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2017-03-19 14:52 |

An anonymous but highly authoritative scientific observer has contributed the following guest editorial to ALERT. 

A critical peat-swamp forest in Borneo—which harbors around 3 percent of the island’s unique and endangered orangutan species—could be destroyed.  This is in clear...

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2017-03-19 06:24 |

This is the active management portion of the Era of Megafires presentation that Paul Hessburg with the Pacific Northwest Research Station put together with North40 Productions, both from Wenatchee, Washington.

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2017-03-19 06:02 |

The Southern pine beetle is 4 millimeters or less when full grown, but Alabama forestry officials are worried this tiny beetle could have a huge impact on Alabama's pine forests this year.

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2017-03-18 05:36 |

I have been meaning to use more video to tell our story.  Here’s my first shot at doing that.  This is the active management portion of the Era of Megafires presentation that Paul Hessburg with the Pacific Northwest Research Station put together with North40 Productions, both from Wenatchee, Washington.  Vaagen Bros contributed much of the … Continue reading "The Need For Active Forest Management"...

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2017-03-17 18:19 |

Steve Strauss, an Oregon State University professor who studies biotechnology, said lawmakers should ask themselves whether they want Oregon agriculture to be known for innovation or for exclusion.(more)

Additional Information: Full Story...

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2017-03-17 15:20 |

A full-grown Southern pine beetle is still about half the length of a grain of rice, but state and federal forestry officials worry this tiny bug could have a monster impact this year on the state of Alabama’s $11 billion wood products industry reports Dennis Pillion AL.COM.( dpillion@al.com)

“With Southern pine beetles, the Latin name (Dendroctonus frontalis) actually means tree killer, and it is,” said Edward Loewenstein,...

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2017-03-17 13:23 | The exhibition Protecting the Peel Watershed: Voices from Canada’s North presents the faces and voices of people most deeply connected to one of our country’s last unspoiled and globally celebrated wilderness areas, the Peel Watershed in northern Yukon.

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2017-03-17 12:27 | Focali will host a session at this years Agri4D conference on the topic; Forests for Food Security – in the light of Equal Rights and Sustainable Resource Management. The theme of the conference is Rural Transformation and Urbanization.

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2017-03-17 11:32 | VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Mar 16, 2017) - Fortress Paper Ltd. ("Fortress Paper" or the "Company") (TSX:FTP) is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Landqart AG ("Landqart"), has entered into an agreement with a new customer to utilize Landqart's proprietary banknote substrate, Durasafe®, for the production of banknotes. The Company expects that Landqart will commence shipping orders to the new customer in the later part of 2017.


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2017-03-17 11:31 | Mar 16, 2017, West Linn, Oregon - West Linn Paper Company today announces the formal launch of Capistrano coated one-side (C1S), a heavyweight grade designed for specialty packaging, converting and litho lamination. The 90 bright, gloss grade is designed to print beautifully and hold up to the rigors of folding, die-cutting, lamination or any strenuous printing and converting processes typically required for a C1S paper.

“Our Capistrano grade has been an industry leader in the...

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2017-03-17 11:30 | Rengo Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Kita-ku, Osaka; Chairman, President & CEO: Kiyoshi Otsubo) announces that it has won the Minister of the Environment Award at the 26th Global Environment Awards (sponsor: Fujisankei Communications Group, supported by: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries,...

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2017-03-17 11:29 | Mar 17,2017 --SCA was recently named a Green Master by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council for the company’s efforts to be a more sustainable company. This is the first year SCA has applied for this award, competing with 200 other businesses and coming in among the top 20%.

The council is designed to bring businesses together and provide resources for them on their path toward being more sustainable. The award itself serves as a benchmark for companies to see how they rank...

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2017-03-17 10:38 |

On Tuesday, March 7, leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate reintroduced the Timber Innovation Act, a bill to increase research and development of innovative forest products, which will ultimately help create or sustain markets for forest products for family woodland owners reports Matt Hestad

The bill, which was originally introduced in 2016 (See:...

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2017-03-17 10:12 |

Why slowing deforestation is only the first step in the transition from a zero-deforestation model to one of territorial sustainability

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2017-03-17 09:42 | Dear clients and partners, Recently we have studied the market of I-beam in Russia. We invite you to have a look at its highlights. For the production of wooden I-beams, kiln-dried softwood lumber is used (12% humidity; UPM, Stora Enso, MM-Holz etc.), which is glued with a slab made of OSB, plywood, particleboard or LVL […]

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2017-03-17 00:00 |

Morocco will host the fifth Mediterranean Forest Week (MFW) from 20-24 March on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean in one of its major cities, Agadir. The event will provide a diverse set of stakeholders from around the world with a common regional platform for dialogue. This year, the weeklong biennial event will focus on the restoration of Mediterranean forests and landscapes.


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